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Homily at the Funeral Mass of Seminarian Michael Nnadi (Sokoto Diocese), on 11th February 2020 at Good Shepherd Seminary, Kaduna Matthew Hassan Kukah, Bishop of Sokoto Diocese

  1. We have gathered around the remains of Michael in supplication but also as solemn witnesses to the penetrating darkness that hovers over our country. I have the rare honour of being considered the principal mourner in this ugly tragedy. It is not an honour that I am worthy of receiving.


Nigerian journalists have been enjoined to remain courageous and steadfast: Bishop Kukah

Nigerian journalists have been enjoined to remain courageous and steadfast in their pursuit of truth despite the challenges of their job.
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah made the Monday night during an interface with Newsmen Monday night at the Bakhita Secretariat Sokoto. 
He said it is regrettable that journalists are being picked up and incarcerated for carrying out their statutory job of keeping the Nigerian public abreast of development in society and how the people are government. 


Bishop Kukah says ‘border wall’ would be good for Nigeria

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon - For decades Nigerian migrants have left their country - both legally and illegally - hoping to escape poverty, conflict, and corruption.

Those traveling without proper documents faced several risks, including hunger and thirst, robbery, and the dangers of sea crossings into Europe. If caught, Nigerian migrants can be detained and eventually deported from their destination or transit countries.

The Bishop of Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah, told Crux that migration is “the ultimate manifestation of our state of despair.”



The department of education catholic diocese of Sokoto held a summit from the 5th of August, to 6th of August, 2019 on the theme; Education Quality Assurance: the way to ensure improvement of learning outcomes in schools. Participants at the summit were heads of schools and the assistance, schools Bursars, PTA chairmen and Secretaries. The focal point for the summit was to draw a plan for education in the diocese for the next five years. On his opening address, His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr.